In the last 6 years (09-15) I’ve been based in Nepal, S Asia working globally on several large scale Higher Education programs contracted through the British Council (strategic capacity build; knowledge exchange; researcher professional development). In parallel I’ve supported a S Asian MNE through a strategic planning process to implement stabilised growth, supported various SMEs in transition and run a host of INGO interventions in Nepal. And completed a Masters in Development Training.
In 2016 I start a PHD in Leadership Development through Lancaster University, UK. (For all qualifications please see Resume)
Prior to this I was based in the UK (2002-09) running large and small scale consultancy programs in the environment and heritage sectors; training heritage educators; delivering personal development programs for young offenders interspersed with large chunks time in E Africa creating and delivering small segments of the Sudan Basic Education Program (2002-5) and a teacher training program in Somaliland. Work on professional development and business support led to a senior position driving the enterprise agenda of a UK university.
In between times leading trekking groups in the long breaks.
The early years are grounded in my love of the outdoors – all things mountain: a Biology degree at Sussex (BSc Hons 2.1) focused on population and conservation ecology; the good part of a decade living in some of Europe’s wild places almost incidentally setting up new enterprises in the French Alps and Jersey; to southern Germany and New Zealand re-applying skills as a teacher and corporate trainer.